An easy salad that provides complete protein, plus fiber and antioxidants. Make it a main dish meal, or a hearty side.
Use any vegetables that you have on hand. Blanching some, like broccoli, peas, carrots, and asparagus will give you a nice flavor and texture.
Mix together quinoa, water, salt, and olive oil. Bring to boil, cover and simmer according to package directions.
Cut broccoli into florets, and snap peas in half. Bring a medium saucepan filled with water to boil. Add vegetables and cook about 1 minute. Drain the veggies and place in a large serving bowl.
Add cooked quinoa and toss to mix. Serve at room temperature, or chill until ready to serve.